Saturday, March 17, 2012
The photograph I used is from a WC acquaintance, Lin, who shared it on the Gouache Corner. I've taken some liberties with it, cropping and rearranging things. The stairway and path are inevitably the area of interest. I think the flowers on the right effectively balance it, especially since the shadow links the two sides visually.
I told you I'm totally in the mood for spring--this satisfies that itch. (Sorry, maybe I shouldn't mention spring and itch simultaneously. Too many of you are suffering the itchy eyes and noses of springtime allergies!)
It's painted on a piece of Canvas Paper, giving some nice textural notes. I like the way the distant foliage under the arch looks, and the walkway and wall use this texture well, too. All in all, this is a very satisfying painting to me right now.
And just so you have a reminder of the scale...